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Designing User Friendly Augmented Work Environments

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  • Gathers, summarises and puts into perspective material from some of the most prominent teams who pioneered the domain of AE

  • Authors approach is grounded in actual experience. They have designed and operated real augmented workspaces which are in daily use

  • This is a growing market - good practice is not yet established, and building such augmented rooms is not routine, so such constructions will involve consultants and architects, and local academia, who will need food for thought

  • This is still a research topic and academics as well as sponsor institutions are looking for legitimate scientific sources to refer to

Part of the book series: Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Augmented Environments and Design

    • Saadi Lahlou
    Pages 1-29
  3. The Stanford Interactive Workspaces Project

    • Brad Johanson, Armando Fox, Terry Winograd
    Pages 31-61
  4. Towards a Global Concept of Collaborative Space

    • Volker Hartkopf, Vivian Loftness, Azizan Aziz
    Pages 63-85
  5. Designing an Easy-to-use Executive Conference Room Control System

    • Maribeth Back, Gene Golovchinsky, Pernilla Qvarfordt, William van Melle, John Boreczky, Tony Dunnigan et al.
    Pages 87-112
  6. Ubiquitous Working Environments

    • Carl Gustaf Jansson
    Pages 191-212
  7. Psychological Methods for the Study of Augmented Environments

    • Valery N. Nosulenko, Elena S. Samoylenko
    Pages 213-236
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 313-321

About this book

Augmented environments – where objects are empowered by underlying information technology, are now installed in an ever-growing number of offices, public spaces and homes. However designing them to be usable and user-friendly remains a challenge.

This book provides an overview and summary of the key research undertaken in augmented environments by some of the most prominent laboratories in the field worldwide (Stanford, Carnegie-Mellon, Fuji-Xerox Palo Alto, EDF R&D, Politecnico di Milano, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, Russian Academy of Science, UC San Diego, University of Aachen). The book covers all relevant aspects of Augmented Environments from architecture to computer science and psychology. Most useful theories (activity theory, distributed cognition, cognitive attractors, perceived quality…) and design principles (COTS, semantic Rubicon, never-endingness…) as well as practical patterns for implementation are provided by the seminal authors themselves.

With this overview, readers can benefit from the experiences of key researchers in the field to construct robust, efficient and user-friendly augmented environments. All those working in the field of human-computer interaction will find this book an invaluable reference source.

Keywords

  • Augmented Environments
  • Design
  • Haptik
  • Interaction
  • haptics
  • human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • pervasive computing
  • ubiquitous computing

Editors and Affiliations

  • Paris, France

    Saadi Lahlou

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 179.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-84800-098-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 229.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 229.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)